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Marijuana aficionado Rick Steves wants you to venture outside your comfort zone

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Steves has it all in one article: TDS, anti-Brexit, pro-refugee immigration, anti-gun, and anti-build the wall. One thing he left out: An affirmation for his beloved Hillary.

From Rachel Bell at Edmonds based travel guru Rick Steves has built a 30+ year career on European travel. He’s produced more than 50 guide books and hosts a public TV and radio show about traveling in Europe. But when he vacations, he goes all around the world, often to less traveled locations.

Steves encourages all Americans to do the same in the new, third edition of his book “Travel as a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind.”

I wanted to update it for what the world is like after President Trump and after refugees and terrorism and climate change and Brexit; all these concerns that are filling our headlines. Sharing the lessons I learned from travels in places like Cuba and Iran and Palestine and Russia and the Netherlands and Ireland.

He thinks it’s important for people to travel outside of their comfort zone.

“Gain an empathy for the other 96 percent of humanity and you come home with what I think is the most beautiful souvenir, and that’s a broader perspective. It’s more important than ever right now that the United States gets itself in a mindset where we’re more inclined to build bridges and less inclined to build walls. I think that’s important from a national security point of view. The most dangerous thing we can do is stay home and hide under the bed and build walls. I love to go to places where we’re not supposed to go. I want to stress I’ve never gone any place I thought was risky or dangerous. A lot of Americans, we’re confusing fear and risk. Fear is an emotional thing and, okay, you can be afraid, it’s emotional. That’s what terrorists are trying to do is they’re trying to make us afraid. Risk is a statistical thing. Every month a thousand people are killed in our streets in homicides, with guns. Does that make America dangerous? Well, no it doesn’t. I still go shopping, I still go downtown. But there is a risk. People use to say ‘Bon voyage’ and now people say ‘Have a safe trip.’ I don’t know where this came from, but when somebody tells me to have a safe trip, I’m inclined to say, ‘Have a safe stay at home.’ Where I’m going, statistically, is safer than where you’re staying. In fact, if you knew the statistics, and you loved your children, you would take them to Europe tomorrow because you’re living in a very dangerous part of the world here in the USA.”

Read the rest of the story here.



German leisure center becomes first to ban migrants


Someone finally doing something to protect their people.

From Daily Mail: A German leisure centre has become the first in the country to ban all migrants after a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in a public swimming pool by Syrian teenagers.

Three Syrian boys were arrested earlier this month over the attack at a leisure centre in Munich as the country grapples with growing concerns about sex crimes perpetrated by asylum seekers.

In response to growing concerns, a leisure centre in Bornheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, has now barred all migrants.

The ban also follows an attack by an 18-year-old refugee on a 54-year-old woman in Bornheim, where he had grabbed her by the private parts and tried to kiss her. The victim was only rescued from a further attack by a couple who heard her screams and ran to help. The teenager was arrested a short while later.

Bornheim social affairs councillor and deputy mayor Markus Schnapka said the move followed an emergency meeting of locals where the swimming pool ban was announced. He said: ‘At the public meeting, I made it quite clear that it was an extremely difficult decision and it’s clear that many innocent refugees are also affected by this.’

He added that so far none of the local incidents had resulted in criminal complaints, but it was clear that action needed to be taken to prevent the situation escalating.  He said: ‘We are mainly talking about verbal attacks.’

Bornheim currently has 300 refugees living in accommodation who have been told that the ban will be lifted when the message has been received that women need to be respected.

In the Munich attack, the three boys are alleged to have surrounded the 17-year-old girl in the pool before one of them groped her underneath her swimming costume in an offence deemed rape under local law.

When the girl’s sister, 14, tried to make them stop, she too was groped by the trio of teenagers, who were all aged under 15.  The girls managed to flee and raise the alarm with the lifeguard at the swimming pool, who called police.

Because the asylum seekers were only 15, they were not remanded in custody and will be prosecuted under juvenile law.

The main offender’s two friends were arrested for assault for taking part in the attack.

It comes after more than three hundred women reported being sexually assaulted by groups of mostly Arab or North African men in Cologne during New Year celebrations.

Hundreds of criminal complaints have been filed by police, with about 45 per cent involving allegations of sexual offences, and most of the suspects identified so far are foreign nationals.

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New Year’s Eve party in Berlin to have “safe zone” for women


Ain’t multiculturalism grand?

From BBC: Organisers of Berlin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are to set up a “safe zone” for women for the first time.  The new security measures planned for the Brandenburg Gate party come amid concerns about sexual assaults.

A large number of assaults and robberies targeting women at Cologne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations two years ago horrified Germany. Hundreds of women reported being attacked by gangs of men with migrant backgrounds.

The events in Cologne heightened tensions in the country over the large influx of refugees and migrants – 1.1m people arrived in Germany in 2015, some, but by no means all, fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the New Year’s Eve party in Berlin on Sunday and security will be strict. Large bags, such as rucksacks, and alcoholic drinks will be banned at the Brandenburg Gate.

Women who have been assaulted or feel harassed will be able to get support at a special “safety zone”, staffed by the German Red Cross, on Ebertstrasse. The city’s police have also issued advice to women, encouraging them to seek help if they feel threatened and to carry a small bag with no valuables.

Cologne officials set up a “security point”, staffed by social workers and psychologists, at the city’s 2016 carnival following the New Year’s Eve attacks.

But the idea of a special safe zone for women at large public events has not been welcomed by everyone.  Critics say it does not tackle the perpetrators of sexual violence, while some others complain it is discriminatory.

h/t Twitchy


Hundreds protest in Sweden after police tell women to stay inside to avoid gang rapes

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Ain’t multiculturalism grand?

From Daily Mail: Hundreds took to the streets of Malmo in southern Sweden to protest after three teenage girls were brutally gang raped – and police told women to stay indoors.

The most recent incident involved a 17-year-old girl who was raped by an unknown number of assailants in a children’s playground in the early hours of Saturday.

The following day, Malmo police issued a warning to local women not to go outside alone at night, and to walk in pairs or use taxis. 

The first rape took place on November 4, and saw a young woman raped by several assailants after a party in Segevång, north Malmo. Just over a week later, a woman was attacked and raped by a number of men at a bus stop in Södervärn, central Malmo.

Saturday’s rape took place just a few streets away in Sofielund, and saw the 17-year-old attacked by a group of men in a playground.

‘This is a horrible, particularly severe crime with exceedingly brutal violence,’ Andy Roberts, head of area police in North Malmo told Helsinborg’s Dagblad.

He would not give the newspaper details of the violence the victim was subjected to, but added: ‘There are limits, even for me, as an old experienced police officer.’

A local newspaper reports that the victims in all three cases were teenagers.

Police say that while there is no obvious connection between the rapes, it cannot be ruled out as investigations are still ongoing. All three incidents took place between midnight and 3am and assailants were all young men unknown to the victims, Sydsvenskan reports.

Yesterday’s protest, filmed by a participant, saw demonstrators demand police protection, tougher punishment and that the government step in and push through proposed legislation on consent.

Bearing placards with messages such as ‘no rapists on our streets’ and ‘Stefan Lofven, take your responsibility’, directed at the country’s Prime Minister, hundreds of protesters gathered in Malmo on Tuesday evening.

‘I never thought I would be scared to walk around in my hometown,’ one of the speakers Sara Wettergren said according to Kvallsposten.

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h/t Weasel Zippers


Family members of Berlin Christmas terrorist attack receive bills from government

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Bureaucracy doing what it does best.

From Those whose sons, daughters and loved ones were killed by a terrorist plunging a hijacked truck through a Christmas market in 2016 thought at the very least they’d get a letter of condolence from their leader.

Instead, almost a year after the Berlin Christmas market terror attack, relatives of the 12 Germans killed in the attack have received bills for identifying the dead bodies and threats to call the debt collectors in.

They received limited compensation and not an official word, or letter of condolence, from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel failed them, say the grieving relatives of the 12, who have vented their anger in a withering letter accusing the Chancellor of “political inaction” and of failing to reach out to the bereaved.

Almost a year after the attack, we note that you have not shared your condolences with us either in person or in writing. In our opinion, this means that you are not doing justice to your office,” read the letter, published by weekly magazine Der Spiegel on Friday.

“In failing to do so, we believe, you are failing to live up to your high office … It is a question of respect, decency and, finally, a matter of course that you as the head of government should acknowledge to us the loss of our family members through an act of terror.”

Among those venting their anger, frustration and grief are Sigrid and Hans-Georg Rheinsberg. Their daughter, Doris, was killed in the attack by a jihadist asylum-seeker Anis Amri.

The only official communication they’ve had is an invoice from the forensic medicine department demanding €51 ($80) for identifying the body of their daughter. And a very official warning that if they didn’t pay it in 30 days, a debt collector would be hired.

Hans-Georg Rheinsberg told the magazine: “Ms. Merkel embraced the refugees, but she left us out in the cold.”

The letter says the bereaved were neglected by their government after the attack.

Accusing the Chancellor of “failing to live up” to the responsibility of her office, it notes how she and other dignitaries attended a rushed mass at the Memorial Church, a Berlin landmark in the heart of the Christmas market, while relatives of the victims were desperately struggling to find out whether their loved ones were among the casualties. Some waited for days to be informed.

The letter contrasts how other nations dealt with the five foreign dead: the Italian President attended the transfer of the remains of one of the victims; the Polish president knelt in front of the coffin of the truck driver murdered by Amri. Israel, home to another victim, passed a law giving financial support to families of terror targets overseas.

Meanwhile, the injured German survivors of the attack are also angry: while the killer received state support, some of the 70 injured have not yet been compensated for massive medical bills.

The German government has so far paid out $1.9 million to those wounded in the attack and to the victims’ families, according to the justice ministry.

Merkel’s office reacted swiftly to the public damnation, her spokesman saying on Monday she will this month hold her first face-to-face meeting with relatives on December 189 — one day before the anniversary of the attack.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel will listen to their grievances and see “which lessons can be learned” at the December 18 meeting.

He claimed the meeting was scheduled before the open letter was sent, nevertheless, “the letter shows how useful and urgent this meeting is”, Seibert said.

The letter had harsh words for the security “failings” that allowed Amri, a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia, to carry out the attack, the deadliest yet in Germany to be claimed by the Islamic State group.

Authorities missed a number of opportunities to arrest and deport the known drug dealer with connections to radical Islamists, who escaped detection by skipping across German state lines and using different identities.

On the day of the attack, he hijacked a truck and murdered its Polish driver before ploughing the vehicle through the market on his deadly drive. He was shot and killed four days later by Italian police in Milan.

The annual Christmas market at Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz reopened last week with new security measures in place, including concrete barriers and a heightened police presence.


Clooney’s “Suburbicon” opens today: Boycott “know nothing” Clooney, “cover-up” Damon & “gun-grabber” Moore


George Clooney’s movie, Suburbicon, opens today. Know about the libtards behind this movie:

George Clooney:

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Julianne Moore:

The movie is receiving terrible reviews on Rotten Tomatoes:

    • A disappointing misfire for director George Clooney, Suburbicon attempts to juggle social satire, racial commentary, and murder mystery — and ends up making a mess of all three.”
    • “What’s the point of “Suburbicon“?”
    • “If there is a way to join these elements together, Clooney has failed to find it.”
    • A misfire in virtually every respect…Tonally the picture is a mess rather than a satisfying blend of disparate moods.”
    • “Irritating, faux-edgy, tonally wack, strained, unfunny, and such a colossally tone-deaf misfire.”
    • “The monumental misfire Suburbicon sinks to the bottom of a big pool of talent.”

Don’t waste your money on these people!


After pushing for Muslim immigration into Europe, Jews now say Jews should leave Europe

Jews are a main force pushing for immigration, “migration” and “refugee resettlement” of Third World peoples (mainly Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East) into Europe and North America.

See also “French rabbi Rav Touitou applauds Muslim invasion of Europe”.

Curiously, Jews’ advocacy of open immigration doesn’t extend to Israel.

But the flood of Muslim “migrants” into Europe have produced a myriad of social ills. See for example:

Now that Europe is ruined by their governments’ wrong-headed open-door policy to Muslim “migrants” — a policy pushed by Jews — Jews are bemoaning a situation they themselves have promoted, and asking if it is time for Jews to leave Europe.

How perverse is that.

In April 2015, The Atlantic magazine published an article by its national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg asking “Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?”, as well as hosted a discussion on the same subject among three of its staffers who are all Jews:

Below is a video from the discussion, which was uploaded to YouTube by The Atlantic on April 29, 2015. It is at once stunningly revealing and mind-boggling, and well worth your time. I’ve transcribed parts of the discussion below.

The problem is stated by Bennet as the blameless Jews as the eternal victim and scapegoat of other people’s problems (19:46 mark):

“The Jews are collateral . . . . When civilizations clash, Jews die…. We’re seeing a clash between two different ways of being. We’re seeing an indigestible Muslim minority confronting a Europe that is paralyzed and doesn’t even know itself anymore. And the Jews happen to be sitting there, and sometimes as an afterthought, they are attacked; sometimes as a convenient scapegoat they’re attacked. But they’re not in a way part of the larger drama. They just sit there and get it in the neck…. Jews are not in control of what happens to Jews in Europe, and that is the best reason to sort of think about an exit.”

Goldberg on how unlivable life is for Jews in Europe (8:03):

“At my synagogue in Washington, DC, we often will have services outside. The thought of doing that in Europe is an impossibility! You can’t do anything out in the open anymore, and it seems like a very straightened, narrow, archaic way to live.”

All three men agree that “liberalism” has failed in Europe, by which they mean the liberal culture of “tolerance” and “multiculturalism”:

Goldberg (15:26): “In a sense, liberalism has failed. If this doesn’t work, it has failed in Europe.”

Who’s to blame? While putting some of the blame on Muslims, the panelists mainly blame the Europeans, i.e., non-Jewish “white” Europeans for not being nice to the Muslim “migrants”:

Goldberg (9:46): “This Muslim Judeaphobia that you see, this is not created in complete isolation. This is not wholly a Middle Eastern import. This is fed by classical European anti-Semitic tropes” which led to the Holocaust.

Wieseltier (11:25): “European liberalism as we know from its history constantly provoked recoils and allergic reaction. Fascism and communism both were in some way allergic responses to the European liberalism. The [European] liberal state can actually collide with an illiberal society and illiberal culture, and I think to some extent that’s what’s happening.” The situation in Europe now is a “top down liberalism whereby the state is liberal and motivated by all the right values. And then there is this bottom, which lives peacefully most of the time, but [not] really sufficiently to some extent.”

Bennet (16:08): “You have to admit that it’s odd that it’s . . . this has happened in part . . . by the importation of poor Muslims to labor on behalf of industrial Europe by these Muslims being put in these ghettos and in disenfranchised positions.

Wieseltier (16:35): “It is true that these new Muslim communities are the proximate [immediate] causes of this crisis, but the non proximate cause is the more distant causes — the treatment or mistreatment of these [Muslim] communities, the societies to which they arrived, the prejudice that they found, the indifference that they found . . . and their apparent lack of interest in actually integrating.”

When Bennet asks if in some way Muslims are not “meltable,” i.e., they refuse to assimilate into the host society, Wieseltier actually admits Jews also are not “meltable”:

(17:52): “The same point about the Jews. During the great debates about Jewish emancipation in the 18th-early 19th century in Western Europe, the arguments always were the Jews cannot be absorbed because they were ‘a state within a state’ because their laws and their way of life make them unassimilable.

All agree that Jews need to leave Europe, even though ironically, as Bennet observed (12:51), “This is what Hitler wanted”:

Bennet (12:10): “The tragic outcome of this is that the Jews in fact do need to all leave Europe.

Bennet (15:51): “I would prefer them to leave in a kind of way because I think it’s not very safe to be there.

And where would Europe’s Jews go? While the panelists note that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed Jews to Israel, the panelists don’t seem enthusiastic about that idea but don’t explain why. Instead, they have their eyes on North America:

Wieseltier (15:32): “I think that there is democracy in the United States, there’s democracy is Canada. Both these countries would welcome these Jews.

Last but not least, when Bennet asks (12:19) “What would be the most Jewish thing for the last Jew [to leave Europe] to do, the most appropriate fitting thing?,” Wieseltier answers (12:23):

The last thing that you [the last Jew] should do when he or she leaves Europe is spit.”

I recommend that you read viewers’ comments on the video’s YouTube page. Here’s a sample:

“The last Jew to leave Europe should spit? The utter contempt for native European people these people have.”

“LOL at blaming the islamic discrimination for jews onto the europeans, whilst importing millions of muslim migrants.”

“Even within a video titled ‘Should the Jews Leave Europe?’, the Muslims end up getting painted as the victims.”

“Jews have no intention of ever leaving Europe of their own free will. The idea that the interests of gentiles in maintaining their own cultures and institutions for themselves Is not an idea that washes well with most of these narcissistic arrogant parasites.”

“Too bad every single Jew in the world can’t just move to Israel and leave their host countries alone.”

“Jews are always the big promoters of multiculturalism (except for Israel of course, hypocrites), either through non-profit organizations (Soros) or through political bribery. Jews are and have always been anti-white that’s why they have been deported out of more than a 100 countries in history. History repeats and the wheel of karma keeps turning.”

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